We had our local Cottage Stampers demo meeting this week and these are the cute projects that we made. Two of the pictures are of the double pocket card. We used Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White cardstock, plus the great Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper that is in the Holiday Mini catalog (only available thru Nov 30th)! For the super cute pumpkins and the leaves stamped on the card inserts, we used the Autumn Harvest stamp set (also from the Holiday mini catalog). For the pumpkins, we just stamped them in Chocolate Chip ink on the scrapbooking paper, then cut them out and attached. My mind is swirling with more ideas using this inspiration!!! The leaves we stamped in fall colors, like Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, and River Rock. For the "A Note for You" words, we used the Elegant Notes stamp set (great to make cards and gifts for music teachers---check it out!) and Chocolate Chip ink. We finished off this project with the Ticket Corner punch and some staples. Viola'---thanks for the beautiful creation, Kristin!! I can't remember for sure where Kristin found this idea/pattern. I'll update you if I find out.
Our second project is a little peppermint patty holder. Isn't it cute? Again we used the Apple Cider Designer Scrapbooking paper, but this time we used Really Rust and Whisper White cardstock. We scored and cut to make the little box, then we used Vintage Brads and 1/16" handheld punch to hold our grosgrain ribbon (in our example we used brown, which is now discontinued, but there are lots of other great colors!) in place for the handle. Then to make little peppermint patty "sandwiches", we used SU!s great new Scallop Punch and 1 3/8" circle punch. We stamped an image from the True Friend stamp set in Really Rust ink on Whisper White CS and punched it out. Attach those circles to the Really Rust Scallop punched pieces and then attach with only a little adhesive to your peppermint patties. I love how these turned out!! I'm dying to eat my peppermint patties though. :0) I know that Kristin got this idea/pattern from a lady named Cambria. Thanks for the inspiration!
I hope you enjoyed these projects. I have more cards to share from our swap at the demo meeting. Watch for those over the next few days! Now, go make a card, send it, and make someone's day!